Meghalaya man forced to eat human excreta

In an instance of human rights abuse in Meghalaya,a local ‘dorbar’ — elected village body — declared a man guilty of practicing witchcraft,held him responsible for scaring four girls in their dreams

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Published: July 24, 2013 2:35:35 am

In an instance of human rights abuse in Meghalaya,a local ‘dorbar’ — elected village body — declared a man guilty of practicing witchcraft,held him responsible for scaring four girls in their dreams,and punished him by making him eat human excreta.

The incident took place three days ago in Wahkdait village in East Khasi Hills district,about 50 km from Shillong, with the ‘dorbar’ taking up the case based on allegations levelled by the four girls. They proclaimed Noping Khongsit guilty before directing him to eat human excreta.

“As per reports,the four girls would shout out Khongsit’s name in their sleep. When they would wake up they would say Khongsit appeared in their dreams and frightened them with snakes,” M Kharkrang,SP,East Khasi Hills district said Tuesday. The local ‘dorbar’ believed Khongsit was practicing witchcraft which had led to the “unusual disease” of the girls.

Khongsit has not filed a complaint and hence no one has been arrested,the SP said.

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